19126.96.36.199 (Postcard black and white)
Missioni della Consolata, Turin
A Luo man blowing a horn instrument, made from an antelope horn and gourd resonator at the end, known as oporo. He is also wearing a goat skin apron (pien nyadiel) and wears what appears to be another horn (?Buffalo) from a string around his head. Rather than playing music it is likely he is demonstrating the way in which the horn was used to send out sound as a message or to call for a meeting. He also has a sheathed dagger (pand ligagngla) hanging from his neck. [Gilbert Oteyo 21/04/2005 & CM 24/04/2007]
Notes on postcard mech. printed - 'East African types no. 14 Kavirondo Horn'
For citation use:
Pitt Rivers Museum Luo Visual History "19188.8.131.52" 6 Jun. 2008. Pitt Rivers Museum. Accessed 21 May. 2013 <http://photos.prm.ox.ac.uk/luo/photo/19184.108.40.206/>.
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